Humboldt, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Humboldt, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Humboldt had a population of 4,544 as of July 1, 2018. Humboldt ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Humboldt is located at latitude 42.7229 and longitude -94.225 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Humboldt (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Humboldt (GNIS ID: 468059) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Humboldt is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Humboldt County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Humboldt: Springvale.

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Humboldt, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,544
Population in Households 4,427
Population in Familes 3,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density2 984
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $54,785
Average Household Income $75,501
Per Capita Income $33,670


Total Housing Units 2,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,339 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 690 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $105,709
Average Home Value $140,359


Total Households 2,030
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,214
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.38% -0.44%
Households -0.36% -0.45%
Families -0.35% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   0.93%

Humboldt, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Humboldt to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 91 91st
Population Density # 310 69th
Diversity Index # 168 83rd
Median Household Income # 529 48th
Per Capita Income # 202 80th

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